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A botia modesta question.

Posted By: Matt M <mxmadman@aol.com>
Date: Tuesday, 3 April 2001, at 3:44 p.m.

Hey everybody, long time no see!! I still have my 3 wonderful modestas and I love them to death but I noticed something I have never really seen before. I have been noticing that my 3 australian rainbowfishs' fins were getting a little ragged over the past month. Well, last night, I figured out why. Right after the lights turned out (they are on a timer) I happened to look at the tank, I can still see whats going on just not as good because the lights in my room are still on, and the modestas, all 3, were swimming all over the place and they were nipping, and pecking, and biting the rainbowfish. Even the big one and he is like 2x their size! My biggest one is about 4 inches long and they do not have long fins at all so I have no idea why they are doing this. The other 2 rainbows are like 2.5 in